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Meanings and Implications of NDEr Transformations: Some Preliminary Findings and Implications

Description: This paper discusses the positive implications of experiencing NDEs. "The available evidence shows, in decreasing order of saliency: greatly increased concern for others; lessened fear of death and increased belief in an afterlife; increased religious interest and feeling, both non-institutionalized and institutionalized; and lessened desires for material success and approval of others" (abstract). "NDErs might be harbingers of a more humane future" (abstract).
Date: June 1982
Creator: Flynn, Charles P.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Book on Life Beyond by Bô Yin Râ: Death and Afterlife in Spiritual Perspective

Description: "This paper seeks to draw attention to a comprehensive work on death-related questions, first published in 1920, that sheds light on crucial problems still discussed today. The author speaks from his extensive observations of the dying process and near-death phenomena, seen from a spiritual point of view, but, more importantly, discusses the inherent structure of nonphysical existence, where life no longer is perceived by mortal senses but rather, as he states, by virtue of a spiritual organism and its faculties" (abstract).
Date: June 1982
Creator: Reichenbach, Bodo
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Jung, Parapsychology, and the Near-Death Experience: Toward a Transpersonal Paradigm

Description: This paper discusses near-death experiences (NDEs) under the framework of the Jungian theory of archetypes. "NDEs are looked at as evidence for the activation of a unique archetype associated with rebirth experience, designated the archetype of death and enlightenment (ADE). The general function of the ADE is outlined, and evidence for the psychic manifestations of it is reviewed" (abstract).
Date: June 1983
Creator: Grosso, Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Nature of Personal Identity in the Near-Death Experience: Paul Brunton and the Ancient Tradition

Description: "In this paper the nature of personal identity is examined from two perspectives: observations reported by selected near-death experiencers (NDErs) and the viewpoint represented by the late English writer Paul Brunton (1898-1981)" (abstract). The paper explores the implications of these two perspectives.
Date: Spring 1984
Creator: Ring, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Changes in Spirituality as Reported By Death-Workshop Attendees

Description: This paper assesses the reliability of The Life, Death, and Transition Workshop conducted by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross with the Alexander Spirituality Change Survey. "Significant positive change in spirituality by attendees was reported and appeared to be sustained over time" (abstract).
Date: June 1982
Creator: Alexander, John B. & Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Near-Death Experiences in a Southern California Population

Description: This paper discusses "41 persons who were near death or clinically dead as the result of an accident, illness, or suicide attempt are presented. Respondents reported a total of 50 near-death experiences (NDEs) of which 33 were rated (using K. Ring's Weighted Core Experience Index) as having been deep, 10 as moderate, and 7 as non-experiences" (abstract).
Date: June 1983
Creator: Green, J. Timothy
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Multiple Mind/Body Perspectives and the Out-of-Body Experience

Description: "This study reviews and analyzes evidence for a rare but persistently reported facet of out-of-body experience (OBE)/near-death experience (NDE) phenomenology designated the "multiple-body/split-consciousness" effect. Those who experience this effect describe the sensation of possessing and in some instances simultaneously occupying a multiple number of "bodies" at varying locations, sometimes in conjunction with the sense of being disembodied" (abstract). The paper also analyzes this phenomenon from a neurological perspective and the mathematical branch called topology.
Date: June 1983
Creator: Greene, F. Gordon
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Book Review: Beyond the Body: An Investigation of Out-of-the-Body Experiences

Description: This book review addresses the book "Beyond the Body: An Investigation of Out-of-the-Body Experiences" by Susan J. Blackmore-Heinemann. The author's perspective on out-of-body experiences (OBEs) is summarized, as well as strategies that allow an individual to project beyond their body. The book reviewer points out inadequacies in the author's methodology for a variety of points and proposes questions that elicit further research.
Date: Spring 1984
Creator: Cook, Emily Williams
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Mormon Explanation of Near-Death Experiences

Description: "This paper describes an explanation of the near-death experience (NDE) based on the writings of Mormon leaders" (abstract). The paper mentions the spirit world, and the spiritual body's characteristics, as well as the people that can be encountered by the individual experiencing the NDE.
Date: June 1983
Creator: Lundahl, Craig R. & Widdison, Harold A.
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Letter to the Editor: D. Scott Rogo Replies

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies fixing a misunderstanding between D. Scott Rogo and Dr. Grosso. Rogo points out the issues he takes with Grosso's way of responding to his paper, where Grosso was referenced for an element of his work.
Date: Autumn 1984
Creator: Rogo, D. Scott
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The NDE Enlarged by Swedenborg's Vision

Description: This paper describes Emanuel Swedenborg and his out-of-body experiences that have been documented. It also describes Swedenborg's ceasing of his work in the natural sciences and commencing with the publishing of spiritual books.
Date: June 1982
Creator: Rhodes, Leon S.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Self, Eternity, and the Mysteries: A Speculative Response to Kenneth Ring's Paper

Description: "This response to a paper by Kenneth Ring (1984) deals with three issues of broad philosophical import: (1) near-death experiences (NDEs) and the expanded sense of self-identity; (2) the distinction between postmortem survival and the experience of premortem eternity; and (3) the relation between NDEs and the idea of mystery cults, ancient and modern" (abstract).
Date: Autumn 1984
Creator: Grosso, Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries
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